Category: Interviews

biotechnology

The business of biotechnology

Penelope Shihab is out to prove that Jordan can become a leading hub for scientific research in biotechnology and development. Penelope Shihab is the founder of MonoJo, the only biotechnology research firm in Jordan, and Skinue, an American skincare line…

traffic rights

Traffic Rights Dispute Grounds Air Arabia Ambitions

The CEO of low-cost carrier Air Arabia says a traffic rights dispute has grounded the ambitions of its Jordanian subsidiary. By Nada Atieh When it first began flying from its hub at Queen Alia International Airport in 2015, Air Arabia…

Retail Report

Azadea Group’s deputy chief says the Middle East’s retail scene is changing fast, with consumers becoming ever more sophisticated and demanding. Beirut-based Azadea Group owns the regional franchise rights for a host of big name retail and restaurant brands, such…

Isuzu

A Promising Partnership

Regional vice president of Isuzu aims to build on the strong momentum his automotive brand has built up over recent years. By Ghaith Madadha Isuzu Motors is one of the world’s oldest automotive brands and a leading light and medium…

trade

A Promising Partnership

The chairman of AmCham in Jordan says he’s actively engaged in boosting trade between Jordan and the United States, while seeking to diversify the Jordanian products that reach the world’s largest economy. By Dina al Wakeel Established in 1999, the American…

jordanians

Helping Fintech Flourish

The Central Bank of Jordan says it’s fast laying the groundwork for the creation of a cashless economy. By Dina al-Wakeel The Central Bank of Jordan  has issued several regulations in recent years to catch up with the ever-changing payment…

Entrepreneurship Envoy

America’s entrepreneurship ambassador believes startups hold the key to Jordan’s future prosperity. By Dina al-Wakeel Nina Vaca’s tech staffing company Pinnacle has been included on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies for over a decade now. It was also…

A Simpler Way to Sell

Zeid Husban is out to convince businesses to switch from traditional point-of-sale (POS) technology to POS Rocket, his cloud-based solution with a customizable interface. By Nada Atieh Cloud-based POS systems have been used by businesses in the United States and…

Young Blood

Recognizing the importance of millennials in shaping today’s business environment, Hikma Pharmaceuticals created a board that translates their ideas into action. By Dina Al-Wakeel  Lana Ghanem is the Managing Director of Hikma Ventures—the corporate venture capital arm of Hikma Pharmaceuticals—and head…

expedia

Tapping into Tourism

Like Microsoft and other major players in the global technology scene, Expedia has established a base in Jordan to serve its customers worldwide. By Dina al Wakeel Earleir this year, Expedia, the online hotel and flight-booking portal, announced it was…